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Dr. Yolanda Newton, MD, FACOG

Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Dr. Yolanda M. Newton MD, FACOG

Dr. Yolanda M. Newton,  OBGYN, has joined our team and will spearhead women’s health and obstetric services. MCHS has not had an obstetrics department in over 25 years, so it is with great excitement that this service line is deployed! 

Dr. Newton is no stranger to North Dakota having served with Great Plains Women’s Health Center in Williston from 2013 to 2017. Returning to North Dakota from North Carolina, Dr. Newton served as both an OBGYN Nocturnist and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Regarding her move to Watford City, Dr. Newton said, “I am both glad to be back in North Dakota and excited to lead the Obstetrics Department! I’m passionate about women’s health and look forward to what I can offer here.” Among Dr. Newton’s strengths are minimally invasive gynecologic surgery through advanced laparoscopy and the natural birthing process. Dr. Newton is a board-certified OBGYN who “channels her inner midwife”.



"Dr. Ramage has been working side by side with all stakeholders of MCHS for many years. He has been committed to the healthcare system during his tenure. I am one of the many whose life was saved as a result of his exceptional ability to diagnose a life-threatening brain bleed. Our community is grateful for Dr. Ramage."

— Patsy Levang; Keene, ND

"I write this letter to the administration of Connie Wold Wellness Center. I was a client there getting rehabilitation for my Stroke and diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. I just want to express my sincere appreciation to the expert professional personnel there. I learned a lot from the Wellness Center while I was getting rehab sessions that will benefit me for the duration of my life. "

— Mr. Lone Fight III; ND

"I had surgery on a torn meniscus in Feb 2022 and the entire process was very pleasant and professional. My surgery was done by Dr. Joshi and the referral by Dr. Tomjack. I found both to be very professional. Following the surgery I was forwarded to the Connie Wold Fitness Center for physical therapy and the therapist there that I worked with were professional and knowledgeable. The entire experience was positive and I’m the most excited about the fact that all took place right in Watford City. No more traveling to Bismarck for medical appointments!"

— Marco Pelton; Watford City, ND

"I wanted to thank the hospital staff and doctors for the amazing care I received during my unexpected stay. Your professional care is beyond words. The nurses were very kind and helpful and went out of their way to make sure I was comfortable, and my needs were met ...Again thank you from the bottom of my and my family’s heart. God bless each and every one of you!"

— Ernest Lambert; Belcourt, ND

"I had a very good experience with my knee surgery performed by Dr. Joshi. He is very friendly and made me feel very safe about the operation. Recovery was quicker than I anticipated. I highly recommend Dr. Joshi. 5 Stars"

— Kelly Peterson; Watford City, ND

"Dr. Ravindra Joshi performed a total hip replacement on me in September 2020. I never imagined what a total success it would be. I'm back walking, hiking, and enjoying life without pain. An added bonus to my surgery was the outstanding care I received in the hospital, at physical therapy, and the long term follow up by Dr. Joshi and his associates."

— Ron Anderson; Keene, ND

"It's never easy to see our parents and loved ones age out of staying in their own homes, but our experience with both my mother-in-law, Olga Anderson, and our aunt, Helen Muirhead, showed us this next stage of life can be filled with joy and contentment. BothOlga and Helen lived in the Horizon Assisted Living and later in the Good Shepherd Home. The Horizon facility is beautiful, and Helen was lucky to move into the newly constructed GSH. But the best part of their life in both places was the personal, wonderful loving care they received from the entire staff. The staff treated our loved ones with complete love; we could ask for nothing more."

— Myra Anderson; Keene, ND

"My mother received wonderful care at the Good Shepherd Home where she was surrounded by loving, caring professionals every day. Although I live in Alabama, moving her here was never a consideration. The quality of care provided at the Good Shepherd Home cannot be matched. My 103-year-old mother was tended for and loved like she was a family member."

— Evelyn Wilson; Huntsville, AL

Dr. Newton has Specialized Skills in:

  • Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery through advanced laparoscopy
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomies
  • Vaginal Hysterectomies
  • Open Hysterectomies
  • Incontinence Surgery
  • Natural birthing process
  • Women’s Health

Awards & Accolades

  • Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology — University of South Carolina
  • United States Army Financial Assistance — Program Award, Post Graduate Medical Award
  • Board of Governor’s Medical Scholar — Full tuition, merit award
  • M.A.R.C. Research Scholar — Research Scholarship sponsored by National Institute Of General Medical Sciences, merit award
  • Chancellor’s Academic Scholar — Full tuition, merit award
  • Undergraduate Member of the North Carolina Academy Of Science
  • PENS Research Scholar — Research stipend, merit award

Education & Certifications

  • National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute, Research
  • Residency, St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem, PA
  • MD, East Carolina University School of Medicine, Graduation
  • Bachelor of Science, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
  • Medical Education Development Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Science Enrichment Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Biomedical Sciences Program, Meharry Medical College

Dr. Newton's Favorite Things to do:

  • Spend time with her son
  • Be involved in the community